Originally posted by B650:
Rice caught bricks too. I'm seeing the similarities already.
Rice was fanatic about conditioning. When others had time off, his time was training. He just took his job seriously. I think Gore seems a bit like that, and I'm sure some others on the team, as well.
If Crabtree is similar, and I sure don't know that he is, then pehaps after all the long years, the 49ers finally have a guy at WR. He won't be Rice. He doesn't have a Joe or Steve back there. But if he makes other teams play him, which is what they're hoping even in this Houston game, and with Gore's return, the offense might get on track.